Today’s quiz

grammar-quiziconToday’s quiz is about word choices. It’s the usual five-question, multiple-choice format. Give it a try here or click on the question mark. As always, I appreciate comments or questions. When you look at the answers at the end of the quiz, if you have an answer incorrect, you will see a short explanation.

Feb. 6, 2008 update: A student at Campbell University named Ashlyn spotted an error in one of these quiz questions. The error didn’t involve the answer; it was a typo in the sentence. I have corrected the typo. Thanks to Ashlyn for spotting the error!

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